Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 30th, 2012

I suspect Sydney Writers’ Festival frowns upon bringing loaded firearms.

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RT @nwjerseyliz: Social Media Metrics that Matter socialmediasun.com/social-media-m… by @etelligence via @sun_social [Links to a blank page then?]

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@marcfennell But… but… if you don’t moderate us I’ll have to PREPARE something!. @TommyTudehope

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It appears Sydney Writers’ Festival has assigned @marcfennell to “moderate” me and @TommyTudehope, poor sod. swf.org.au/component/opti…

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@drueyjay Oh Christ no, I’m not doing a 2-hour train trip to @bunjaree at this hour! I’m at my regular hotel and shall sleep comfortably.

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That 13-minute time from aircraft to train was WITH checked luggage, @DeanBarnett. Mind you the terminal was otherwise empty.

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I am checked in to the hotel, I have removed all tight-fitting garments, and I am opening a beer.

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I am confident that at some point tweets will be delivered to me.

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Oops forgot to change trains at Central. Around the loop I go.

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Fuck me dead! is just Twitter with cameras.

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@BernardK Thank you, bit please excuse me if my interest in work at 2230 is approximately 0.

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Last flight into Sydney T3 for the evening. Elapsed time from aircraft at gate to being on a train to the city: 13 minutes. Ping @ataraxite

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When a company advertises in the men”s toilet, is it because they want us to associate their brand with urine? Or with beat sex?

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Everybody is rushing so they can stand around waiting for the aircraft door to open. They are very stupid, even the rootable ones.

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I have reason to believe that I am now in Sydney.

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Some of these chaps at Perth airport seem be involved in the mining industry somehow.

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Je suis through security into Perth airport Terminal 2.

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@HamishBarwick Qantas have done nothing wrong. Canberra didn’t approve a post-curfew landing in Sydney last night.

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OK, time to check out, get a cab to the airport, and attempt once more. Wish me luck.

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Maybe if I tell the PR firm responsible that the whole thing was “a bit Kyle Sandilands for my taste” they’ll get the hint.

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RT @dr_nic: You have seen this? macworld.com.au/blogs/is-rim-b… [Nope, been flat out on other stuff these past 24 hours. “Nice” bit of misdirection.]

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Mind you, I ran a 10-minute hoax item as the 0830 lead story on ABC @891adelaide one April Fools Day.

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A question for PR professionals who follow me. Isn’t astroturfing considered unethical?

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The “Oh we don’t know who was responsible!” is clearly a lie. Who the fuck wants to do business with liars?

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If that sounded vague, well, my colleagues, peers and the guilty party know who and what low-rent gimmickry I’m talking about.

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I seem to have received a message from a major electronics manufacturer’s PR firm that significantly reduces my gruntlement. What bullshit.

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God Bless the Minibar.

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@lockeash11 Agreed, the “let’s ban gun type X” is illogical knee-yerk bullshit. But welcome to politics in the 21st century.

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@MediaMook Ah! You need to use the “generate link” button (looks like a pair of chain links) to link to the specific view.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Earworming Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” relentlessly. Brain, pls have some mercy on me. [So, me in that outfit?]

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Me at @crikey_news: “Street View Wi-Fi: is it Google’s News of the World moment?” crikey.com.au/2012/04/30/str…

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On the phone, attempting to break the rules. They’ve put me on hold.

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Backing up all the things.

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And the “Patch Monday” podcast is recorded. But it’ll be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, ‘cos there’s not enough time to edit before my flight.

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As opposed to The Lazy PR Student, a certain pro PR operator just provided a substitute podcast guest when their first couldn’t take part.

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Under 30 minutes untii podcast recordiong time. Preparing, both psychologically and technically.

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Laughing at a prima donna. Little do they realise how much this lowers them in my eyes.

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So Microsoft Reputation Services has a category “Blogs/Wiki”, because they must all be bad and blockable for work. Arsehats.

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@nathanscholz Thanks. The “dubious” (for security, no less) was solely for the t.co URL. Mine directly has even more categories! JOY!

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RT @petertaggart: Clive Palmer lost in ’84 to…..Peter Slipper! We’ve come full circle now, people. Shut it down. [Ah, glorious day!]

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@nathanscholz And besides, what sort of censorship category is “dubious”? There’s doubts about what, exactly? What pathetic halfarsery!

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@nathanscholz You mean a link TO my website was flagged as “dubious”? Who’s your filter provider? I’ll sue the cunts for defamation.

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@twcau I don’t think the rest of the refugees got such a good room. I was upgraded for… other reasons. Top-level loyalty member.

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Oh I have a plan for handling the PR student’s situation, @valeriekhoo @AdamFowler_IT @wombie_ @izevaka @PointZeroOne ;)

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That PR student I gave advice to for their class exercise? More than a week later, still no acknowledgement. Pathetic. stilgherrian.com/marketing/advi…

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Story filed for @crikey_news. It’s 0830, time for breakfast ans the like.

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I wonder what impending disaster Clive Palmer is distracting journalists from. Maybe if ONE of them looked, instead of me-to Cliveparroting.

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The very existence of Clive Palmer is one giant troll from arsehole to breakfast-time, @purserj @GrogsGamut @BernardKeane.

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Dear Journalists, still in @BernardKeane’s Perpetual Present? Didn’t Clive Palmer just TELL you he deliberately trolls the shit out of you?

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RT @terencehuynh: Oh for f**k sakes. RT @abcnews: : Clive Palmer to challenge Wayne Swan in next federal election

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Clive Palmer building replica Titanic? Business fortune all on paper? Grandiose plans? Think “Alan Bond”. How’d that turn out again?

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I’m writing now shut up.

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@awelder Multitasking will never do. It’s just lateral communism.

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Mon plan: Write for @crikey_news; ; 1000 record “Patch Monday” podcast, start edits; 1615 QF566 PER-SYD, reading en route.

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Look while you’ve all been arguing bullshit about journalism I’ve actually planned my day and been productive. You should try it too.

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@jplonie SHUT UP I AM STRANDED IN THIS 5-STAR HOTEL THAT UPGRADED ME AND I HAVE ENDLESS IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO ENDURE.

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@leslienassar STOP YOUR FUCKING WHINGING AT LEAST YOU MANAGED TO GET A PLANE TO SYDNEY MOTHERFUCKER!

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While we’re at it, journalists can replace half the caffeinated drinks they scoff with valium. SETTLE THE FUCK DOWN, PEOPLE!

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New law! Political journalists may not report ANYTHING until they’ve had a Bex and a lie-down and thought it through for 24 hours.

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GordyPls Tougher gun laws; because people who don’t respect the law that says don’t shoot people, will respect one that says you can’t have the gun.

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“Reusable ‘horse race journalism’ fails the public”, said @jayrosen_nyu on Lateline, 12 August 2010. Insiders poked. abc.net.au/lateline/conte…

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So it would presumably be OK, @mattgillard @NewtonMark @Drag0nista, if the opinionating were subtle and undetectable? ;)

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RT @mattgillard: @NewtonMark @Drag0nista I draw the line with news that obviously contains opinions when it should be objective reporting

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RT @PardusXY: @Drag0nista your mouth to god’s ears. [Exploring further combinations there could well explain every type of journalism.]

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The logic there, @Drag0nista, would be “This is impossible, so we must try even harder”? ;) OK, now I am trolling.

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Drag0nista @stilgherrian Yes, I know. No-one is truly objective. But even more reason for the line between reporting & opinion to be enforced.

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RT @NewtonMark: Nah mate, we’re all idiots who need to be lead by people who are better than us. [Exactly. Like us private school folk.]

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@Drag0nista I’ll agree 100% with that sentence if “objective” is removed. Everything we even see is filtered by our personal worldview.

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My “mistake” was reading Alfred W Crosby’s “The Measure of Reality”. Give ‘em numbers (politcal polls, Klout scores), numbers become “real”.

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What lowers credibility for me of Insiders-like work by journalists, @Drag0nista, is bullshit horse-race speculation, no policy analysis.

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The fact that we see screechy OMFG A JOURNALIST EXPRESSED AN OPINION! shows that we can tell it’s an opinion and judge for ourselves.

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sylmobile “With the possible exception of things like box scores, … there is no such thing as Objective Journalism.” - Hunter S. Thompson.

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Mind you, @SnarkyPlatypus, it’s only ONE typo from “analyst” to “analcyst”.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: It’s only several typos from “analysis” to “analcyst”.

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It’s like a “Yes Minister” irregular noun. You have opinions, I have analysys. Like @ABCthedrum with ABC staff opinion labelled “analysis”.

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@ewaterford @Drag0nista I don’t say that to troll, I think the Myth of Objectivity goes against everything we know about the human brain.

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@ewaterford @Drag0nista I think it’s sweet, this idea that Objectivity is a switch that can be turned on when words flow certain ways.

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@Drag0nista So if your job is reporter you lose the right to participate in democratic conversation? I’d never want to be a reporter then.

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For those who didn’t see it, Qantas QF566 PER-SYD was cancelled last night, so I’m still in Perth. Monday is currently being rearranged.

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RT @smperris: You’re up very early for that part of the country. [Yes and no. This is when I usually get up. Plus I must work to AEST.]

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So, Monday. I’m on the right continent, just at the wrong end of that continent. Well it’s a start.

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